Skip to comments.Calif man who killed alleged molester is sentenced
Posted on 06/15/2010 12:41:30 PM PDT by SmithL
Ukiah, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California man who fatally shot a family friend accused of molesting him for years was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison in the vigilante shooting.
Aaron Vargas, 32, was sentenced after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 63-year-old Darrell McNeill.
Vargas said McNeill began sexually abusing him when he was 11
. . .several other people ... came forward to say McNeill had molested them.
Hundreds of supporters ... asked authorities for leniency for the shooter.
. . .
Judge Ronald Brown said he imposed the harsher sentence because he believed Vargas had gone to McNeill's house with the intent to kill him, and that the use of violence to solve problems would only encourage more violence.
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Encouraging molesters is what this Judge has actually achieved.
And what would have been the sentence had he been a woman, I wonder... You know, with gender equality and everything.
Yeah? Well maybe if these perverts thought they would get killed by one of their victims in the future, it might prevent them from molesting innocents in the first place. This makes me sick!
The dead gay molester is going to become violent now?
sounds like the judge is a NAMBLA member.
I would fully expect this sentence to be significantly reduced on appeal.
Constitution? We don’t need no steenkin’ constitution.
How so? The guy’s still dead, aint he?
This was a revenge killing, not a killing in self defense. He deserved some jail time.
Judges like Ronald Brown are the reason people take the law into their own hands. You can bet “Ronald” would have let the abuser off with a slap on the wrist. Since judges were lawyers first, most of them seem to lean towards giving breaks to the thugs and prosecuting victims to the full extent of the law for the mere act of defending themselves.
not in gay friendly California
Ronald Brown probably travels out of the country for his man/boys rape.
This sounds like murder one to me, frankly. Either we believe you can kill only in self-defense, or we don’t. The fact that the victim did something wrong to him years ago is irrelevant.
FREE VARGAS!.......McNeill won’t molest another child, that’s for sure.
It seems a lot of FReepers today are advocates of lawlessness.
America -- a great idea, didn't last.
Yeah, and I’m thinking this judge is gay.
The fact that the victim did something wrong to him years ago is irrelevant.
Not to the one molested it isnt irrelevant.
Or the accusation could have come from the fact that the shooter was disturbed.
It seems likely that the guy abused him, but perhaps a trial and conviction were in order before the death penalty. I just like to know the right guy is dead before I absolve the shooter.
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